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Testimony/Bearing Witness Epistemology, Ethics, History and Culture by Sigrid Weigel Testimony/Bearing Witness Epistemology, Ethics, History and Culture

Testimony/Bearing Witness establishes a dialogue between the different approaches to testimony in epistemology, historiography, law, art, media studies and psychiatry.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2017

Gadamer and the Question of Understanding Between Heidegger and Derrida by Adrian Costache Gadamer and the Question of Understanding Between Heidegger and Derrida

This book retraces the development of Hans-Georg Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics in relation with (and against) Martin Heidegger's early ontological hermeneutics as well as his later thought and subjects it to a critical examination from the point of view of Jacques...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

On Folk Epistemology How We Think and Talk About Knowledge by Mikkel Gerken On Folk Epistemology How We Think and Talk About Knowledge

On Folk Epistemology exlpores how we ascribe knowledge to ourselves and others. Mikkel Gerken draws on both cognitive psychology and traditional philosophical reflection, while also contributing to epistemology, to lay the foundation for the study of folk epistemology.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Normativity of Rationality by Benjamin Kiesewetter The Normativity of Rationality

Kiesewetter defends the normativity of rationality by presenting a new solution to the problems that arise from the common assumption that we ought to be rational. He provides a defence of a reason-response conception of rationality, an evidence-relative account of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Epistemic Friction An Essay on Knowledge, Truth, and Logic by Gila (University of California San Diego) Sher Epistemic Friction An Essay on Knowledge, Truth, and Logic

Gila Sher offers an original view of knowledge from the perspective of our basic human epistemic situation, as limited yet resourceful beings, trying to understand the world in all its complexity. She develops an integrated theory of knowledge, truth, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Normativity and Control by David Owens Normativity and Control

Do we control what we believe? Are we responsible for what we believe? In a series of ten essays David Owens explores various different forms of control we might have over belief, and the different forms of responsibility these forms...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Critique as Critical History by Bregham Dalgliesh Critique as Critical History

This book presents the first sustained articulation of a Foucauldian ÷uvre. It situates Foucault's critique within the tradition of Kant's call for a philosophical archaeology of reason; in parallel, it demonstrates the priority in Foucault's thought of Nietzsche over Heidegger...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2017

Mathematics and Its Applications A Transcendental-Idealist Perspective by Jairo Jose da Silva Mathematics and Its Applications A Transcendental-Idealist Perspective

This monograph offers a fresh perspective on the applicability of mathematics in science. It explores what mathematics must be so that its applications to the empirical world do not constitute a mystery. In the process, readers are presented with a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2017

Kuhn's Legacy Epistemology, Metaphilosophy, and Pragmatism by Bojana Mladenovic Kuhn's Legacy Epistemology, Metaphilosophy, and Pragmatism

Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is one of the most important books of the twentieth century. Its influence reaches far beyond the philosophy of science, and its key terms, such as paradigm shift, normal science, and incommensurability, are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Abductive Structure of Scientific Creativity An Essay on the Ecology of Cognition by Lorenzo Magnani The Abductive Structure of Scientific Creativity An Essay on the Ecology of Cognition

This book employs a new eco-cognitive model of abduction to underline the distributed and embodied nature of scientific cognition.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

True Enough by Catherine Z. (Professor of the Philosophy of Education, Harvard University) Elgin True Enough
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Philosophy valorizes truth, holding that there can never be epistemically good reasons to accept a known falsehood, or to accept modes of justification that are not truth conducive. How can this stance account for the epistemic standing of science, which...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The New Critical Thinking An Empirically Informed Introduction by Jack Lyons, Barry Ward The New Critical Thinking An Empirically Informed Introduction
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Why is it so hard to learn critical thinking skills? Traditional textbooks focus almost exclusively on logic and fallacious reasoning, ignoring two crucial problems. As psychologists have demonstrated recently, many of our mistakes are not caused by formal reasoning gone...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

The New Critical Thinking An Empirically Informed Introduction by Jack Lyons, Barry Ward The New Critical Thinking An Empirically Informed Introduction
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Why is it so hard to learn critical thinking skills? Traditional textbooks focus almost exclusively on logic and fallacious reasoning, ignoring two crucial problems. As psychologists have demonstrated recently, many of our mistakes are not caused by formal reasoning gone...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2017

Wisdom and Philosophy: Contemporary and Comparative Approaches by Hans-Georg (University College Cork, Ireland) Moeller Wisdom and Philosophy: Contemporary and Comparative Approaches
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Wisdom and Philosophy: Contemporary and Comparative Approaches questions the nature of the relationship between wisdom and philosophy from an intercultural perspective. Bringing together an international mix of respected philosophers, this volume discusses similarities and differences of Western and Asian pursuits...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

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Manifest Reality Kant's Idealism and his Realism by Lucy (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg / University of California, San Diego) Allais Manifest Reality Kant's Idealism and his Realism
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Lucy Allais presents a new account of Kant's transcendental idealism. She argues that Kant is committed to a genuine idealism about things as they appear to us, but that this is not a phenomenalist idealism. Instead, Kant's idealism depends instead...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Beyond Concepts Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information by Ruth Garrett (Distinguished Professor Emerita, University of Connecticut) Millikan Beyond Concepts Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information
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Ruth Garrett Millikan presents a strikingly original account of how we get to grips with the world in thought. Her question is Kant's 'How is knowledge possible?', answered from a contemporary naturalist standpoint. We begin with an understanding of what...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Three Paradoxes of Personhood The Venetian Lectures by Joseph Margolis Three Paradoxes of Personhood The Venetian Lectures


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Philosophical Progress In Defence of a Reasonable Optimism by Daniel Stoljar Philosophical Progress In Defence of a Reasonable Optimism

Daniel Stoljar presents a lucid, persuasive rejection of the widespread view that philosophy makes no progress. He defends a reasonable optimism about philosophical progress, showing that we have correctly answered philosophical questions in the past and may expect to do...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

The Subject of Human Being by Chris Haley The Subject of Human Being

The Subject of Human Being discusses the basic powers of human kind arising from the foundation of the biological brain and manifesting in extraordinary psychological and social capacities and developments. The book consolidates theoretical insights into social ontology from several...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics by Rudolf A. Makkreel Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics

This book provides an innovative approach to meeting the challenges faced by philosophical hermeneutics in interpreting an ever-changing and multicultural world. Rudolf A. Makkreel proposes an orientational and reflective conception of interpretation in which judgment plays a central role. Moving...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Education's Epistemology Rationality, Diversity, and Critical Thinking by Harvey Siegel Education's Epistemology Rationality, Diversity, and Critical Thinking

Education's Epistemology extends and further defends Harvey Siegel's reasons conception of critical thinking. It analyzes and emphasizes both the epistemic quality, and the dispositions and character traits that constitute the critical spirit, that are central to a proper account of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Toward a Phenomenology of Addiction: Embodiment, Technology, Transcendence by Frank Schalow Toward a Phenomenology of Addiction: Embodiment, Technology, Transcendence

This book addresses an epidemic that has developed on a global scale, and, which under the heading of addiction, presents a new narrative about the travails of the human predicament. The book introduces phenomenological motifs, such as desire, embodiment, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

The Logical Legacy of Nikolai Vasiliev and Modern Logic by Vladimir Markin The Logical Legacy of Nikolai Vasiliev and Modern Logic

This volume offers a wide range of both reconstructions of Nikolai Vasiliev's original logical ideas and their implementations in the modern logic and philosophy. A collection of works put together through the international workshop Nikolai Vasiliev's Logical Legacy and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2017

The Beautiful Shape of the Good Platonic and Pythagorean Themes in Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment by Mihaela C. Fistioc The Beautiful Shape of the Good Platonic and Pythagorean Themes in Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Sympathy in Perception by Mark Eli (University College London) Kalderon Sympathy in Perception

Wide-ranging study of the nature of perception, discussing touch, hearing and vision and bringing together analytic and continental approaches.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Awareness of Mortality by Jeffrey Kauffman Awareness of Mortality

All of us who work in the field of death and dying are, beyond our projects and our practices, working on our awareness of our own mortality. This richly stimulating collection of original articles challenges the reader to develop a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Creatively Undecided Toward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency by Menachem Fisch Creatively Undecided Toward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency

For many, the two key thinkers about science in the twentieth century are Thomas Kuhn and Karl Popper, and one of the key questions in contemplating science is how to make sense of theory change. In Creatively Undecided, philosopher Menachem...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Self-Consciousness and Objectivity An Introduction to Absolute Idealism by Sebastian Rodl Self-Consciousness and Objectivity An Introduction to Absolute Idealism

Sebastian Rodl undermines a foundational dogma of contemporary philosophy: that knowledge, in order to be objective, must be knowledge of something that is as it is, independent of being known to be so. This profound work revives the thought that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Explaining Knowledge New Essays on the Gettier Problem by Rodrigo (Associate Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) Borges Explaining Knowledge New Essays on the Gettier Problem
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The 'Gettier Problem' has been central to epistemology since 1963, when Edmund Gettier presented a powerful challenge to the standard analysis of knowledge. Now twenty-six leading philosophers examine the issues that arise from Gettier's challenge, setting the agenda for future...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

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Ways of Making and Knowing - The Material Culture of Empirical Knowledge by Pamela H. Smith, Amy Meyers, Harold J. Cook Ways of Making and Knowing - The Material Culture of Empirical Knowledge
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Examines the relationship between making objects and knowing nature in Europe from the mid-15th to mid-19th centuries
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Philosophy for AS and A Level Epistemology and Moral Philosophy by Michael Lacewing Philosophy for AS and A Level Epistemology and Moral Philosophy

Philosophy for AS and A Level is an accessible textbook for the new 2017 AQA Philosophy syllabus. Structured closely around the AQA specification this textbook covers the two units shared by the AS and A Level, Epistemology and Moral Philosophy,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Understanding Emotions Mind and Morals by Peter Goldie Understanding Emotions Mind and Morals

Understanding Emotions presents eight original essays on the emotions from leading contemporary philosophers in North America and the U.K: Simon Blackburn, Bill Brewer, Peter Goldie, Dan Hutto, Adam Morton, Michael Stocker, Barry Smith, and Finn Spicer. Goldie and Spicer's introductory...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Philosophy Within Its Proper Bounds by Edouard (University of Pittsburgh) Machery Philosophy Within Its Proper Bounds

In Philosophy Within Its Proper Bounds, Edouard Machery argues that resolving many traditional and contemporary philosophical issues is beyond our epistemic reach and that philosophy should re-orient itself toward more humble, but ultimately more important intellectual endeavors, such as the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Skepticism Historical and Contemporary Inquiries by G. Anthony Bruno Skepticism Historical and Contemporary Inquiries

Skepticism is one of the most enduring and profound of philosophical problems. With its roots in Plato and the Sceptics to Descartes, Hume, Kant and Wittgenstein, skepticism presents a challenge that every philosopher must reckon with. In this outstanding collection...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Over the Human Post-humanism and the Concept of Animal Epiphany by Roberto Marchesini Over the Human Post-humanism and the Concept of Animal Epiphany

This book presents a new way to understand human-animal interactions. Offering a profound discussion of topics such as human identity, our relationship with animals and the environment, and our culture, the author channels the vibrant Italian traditions of humanism, materialism,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

Inheriting Gadamer New Directions in Philosophical Hermeneutics by Georgia Warnke Inheriting Gadamer New Directions in Philosophical Hermeneutics

This collection expands Hans-Georg Gadamer s philosophical hermeneutics into yet new fields including narrative medicine, biotechnology, the politics of memory, the philosophy of place and the non-verbal language of the body, and sets Gadamer in new dialogues with Mahatma Gandhi,...
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 01/08/2017

Psychology and Formalisation Phenomenology, Ethnomethodology and Statistics by Anita Williams Psychology and Formalisation Phenomenology, Ethnomethodology and Statistics

This book revisits psychology's appropriation of natural scientific methods. The author argues that, in order to overcome ongoing methodological debates in psychology, it is necessary to confront the problem of formalisation contained in the appropriation of methods of natural science.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

The Non-Reificatory Approach to Belief by Richard Floyd The Non-Reificatory Approach to Belief

This book argues against the mainstream view that we should treat propositional attitudes as internal states, suggesting that to treat beliefs as things of certain sort (i.e. to reify them) is a mistake. The reificatory view faces several problems that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Using Knowledge On the Rationality of Science, Technology, and Medicine by Ingemar Nordin Using Knowledge On the Rationality of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In this book, Ingemar Nordin analyzes how not only scientific but also non-scientific knowledge is to be used in practice when establishing a rational technological and medical development.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

The Palgrave Handbook of the Afterlife by Yujin Nagasawa The Palgrave Handbook of the Afterlife

This unique Handbook provides a sophisticated, scholarly overview of the most advanced thought regarding the idea of life after death. Its comprehensive coverage encompasses historical, religious, philosophical and scientific thinking. Starting with an overview of ancient thought on the topic,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Measurement in Medicine Philosophical Essays on Assessment and Evaluation by Leah McClimans Measurement in Medicine Philosophical Essays on Assessment and Evaluation

This volume introduces readers to the main philosophical issues of measurement in medicine, illustrating the connections between the natural and social sciences by integrating essays on causation, measuring instruments and issues of measurement and policy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/07/2017

Measurement in Medicine Philosophical Essays on Assessment and Evaluation by Leah McClimans Measurement in Medicine Philosophical Essays on Assessment and Evaluation

This volume introduces readers to the main philosophical issues of measurement in medicine, illustrating the connections between the natural and social sciences by integrating essays on causation, measuring instruments and issues of measurement and policy.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/07/2017

Is Justified True Belief Knowledge? by Jason Schukraft Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?

How do we know what knowledge is? In his remarkable 1963 article, Gettier proves that Plato's 2000-year-old definition of knowledge is flawed-in just 930 words.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

The Concept of Mind by Michael O'Sullivan The Concept of Mind

In this provocative 1949 work, Ryle proposes that what we think of as the mind is little more than an illusion. Rene Descartes, one of the fathers of philosophy, imagined the mind and body as separate entities, a concept known...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

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